Over the years I’ve had a lot of idols. As I grow, I always seem to add one. The latest addition to the pile from the last 30 years would have to be Shawn Michaels. Now I know what some of you are saying if you’re true blooded wrestling fans. How could you? What about Brett Hart?? What about Undertaker? Which, there are many others that I also appreciate just as much but HBK has something that many don’t.
During his career, Shawn Michaels suffered from a drug addiction problem. It’s not something that most people can see as something one might idolize but the truth is I’m quite attached to what he has become now. HE made it thru the addiction, he made it thru almost losing his career, he made it thru no one speaking to him, he made it thru so many different adversities. In the end, he is a much better person for what he went thru in this period of his life. So for that I have to say that I have an attachment to the man.
He gives hope to a whole new type of person by being able to say I’ve been there, I went thru that and you know what? I’m still standing here on top in the end. To me, that’s something that people can be proud of. Something that little kids can look up to. And it doesn’t just have to be those going through an addiction issue, it could be anyone going through a tough time. They can look at his struggles and say, see that? HE made it thru and so can I. For me, at the end of the day, that’s something to be proud of, something to idolize and I’m damn glad that I do. So here’s to you HBK! May your legacy live on forever.